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Playing Catch-Up 4

Crash (1994)

Why, yes, why SHOULDN’T I start the (hopefully) last of these compressed reviews with another odd, hard-to-categorize movie? Is it not traditional, at this point? 1,862 more words

Movies That Do Not Suck

4 Visually Striking, Oblique Films

Some movies confuse me. By simply trying to understand what’s happening on screen I feel like I’m working on a complicated puzzle. Sometimes by the end it makes sense. 1,365 more words

Film Lists

The Vault: Volume 4

Welcome to 2016! What better way to kick off the New Year than to release another volume of The Vault! I have selected four films for inclusion in this edition. 629 more words


Video: Auteur in Space

This short video by Kogonada is a poetic homage to the influential Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky (1932–1986).

Image from Ivan’s Childhood, 1962

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Opinion Leaders

Stalker (1979)

Soviet Union 163m, Colour
Director: Andrei Tarkovsky; Cast: Alexander Kaidanovsky, Anatoli Solonitsyn, Nikolai Grinko, Alisa Freindlich, Natasha Abramova

Stalker is a cryptic psychological science fiction film that documents the dangerous journey of three men through a ravaged landscape to a forbidden place known as the Zone, where one’s true desrires may be realized. 109 more words